unreadable text with adwaita theme

Bug #1009039 reported by Michael Vogt on 2012-06-05
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This bug affects 18 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-center (Ubuntu)
Medium
Michael Vogt
Precise
Medium
Michael Vogt

Bug Description

The hightlighted text with the adwaita theme is unreadable, white on light gray.

[TEST CASE]
1. Switch system theme to Adwaita (or eGTK).
2. Launch the current Ubuntu Software Center in Precise.
3. Search for any package (for example, Gimp).
4. Single click on the result to select it in the list view.
5. Note that the list uses a white text color and the background is very light, with the result that the list item is unreadable.
6. Close Ubuntu Software Center.
7. Update to the version of software-center in precise-proposed.
8. Repeat steps 3 and 4.
9. Verify that now the selected list view item is readable in the selected theme.
10. Restore your previous theme as desired.

[REGRESSION POTENTIAL]
Risk of regression is very low. Please look for any anomolies or unexpected visual artifacts in the list view. Everything should be readable and clearly rendered.

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Steps to reproduce from duplicate:
When using certain themes such Adwaita or eGTK, selected items in USC use a white text color and the background is very light, making them unreadable. USC should either use the selected background color in addition to the selected text color, or it should not use the selected text color.

To reproduce:
1. Switch system theme to Adwaita (or eGTK).
2. Open Software Center.
3. Search for a string (i.e. "gimp")
4. Click on one of the results.

Expected result:
The item shows as selected while remaining readable.

Actual result:
The item's text turns white and the background stays light, making it unreadable.

Screenshot: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/software-center/+bug/1009304/+attachment/3176994/+files/Screenshot%20from%202012-06-05%2020%3A53%3A36.png

Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

This is a issue with the softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/widgets/cellrenderers.py backend code. It appears to be the lack of support for setting "context" to the right selection state.

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
Robert Roth (evfool) on 2012-06-08
description: updated
Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2012-06-27
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
milestone: none → precise-updates
Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

This is a issue with the softwarecenter.css file, if that is removed/commented out everything looks fine.

Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2012-07-05
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Michael Vogt (mvo)
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu Precise):
status: New → In Progress
importance: Undecided → Medium
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package software-center - 5.3.4

---------------
software-center (5.3.4) quantal; urgency=low

  [ Michael Vogt ]
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/fix-lp1009039:
    - fix treeview selection background (LP: #1009039)
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/fix-lp1011522:
    - fix bug where clicking on "Reinstall previous purchases" twice
      shows endless spinner (LP: #1011522)
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/click_url:
    - adds support for a "click_url" from the exhibits banner to
      support banners for things like the humble-bundle where we
      don't have packages but URLs (LP: #1020205)
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/webkit-http-debug:
    - enable full http output debugging for webkit
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/fix-get-set-gobject-data:
    - fixes a leftover use of "GObject.{get,set}_data()" that is
      no longer supported by python-gi in quantal

  [ Natalia Bidart ]
  * lp:~nataliabidart/software-center/winged-migration:
    - merged gtk sso login code to ensure we have a consistent UI
      when ubuntu-sso-client drops its gtk version
 -- Michael Vogt <email address hidden> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 14:27:14 +0200

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
description: updated
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu Precise):
assignee: nobody → Michael Vogt (mvo)
description: updated
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu Precise):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Stéphane Graber (stgraber) wrote :

Reverting the precise task to In Porogress, Fix Commited is for packages that are in the -proposed pocket, this package is still in the Unapproved queue.

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu Precise):
status: Fix Committed → In Progress

Hello Michael, or anyone else affected,

Accepted software-center into precise-proposed. The package will build now and be available at http://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/software-center/5.2.5 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please change the bug tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not, change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance!

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu Precise):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed
Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

This works fine for me.

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package software-center - 5.2.5

---------------
software-center (5.2.5) precise-proposed; urgency=low

  [ Michael Vogt ]
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/fix-lp1009039:
    - fix treeview selection background (LP: #1009039)
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/fix-lp1011522:
    - fix bug where clicking on "Reinstall previous purchases" twice
      shows endless spinner (LP: #1011522)
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/click_url:
    - adds support for a "click_url" from the exhibits banner to
      support banners for things like the humble-bundle where we
      don't have packages but URLs (LP: #1020205)
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/hopefully-fix-lp1008229:
    - fix crash that can happen if there is an error while
      opening a deb file (LP: #1008229)
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/lp1026494:
    - typo fix in the hw description code (LP: #1026494)

  [ Gary Lasker ]
  * lp:~gary-lasker/software-center/unity-launcher-integration-fixes:
    - fix bug where for-purchase items are not being added to the Unity
      launcher (LP: #925014)
    - fix bug where the Unity launcher item for an application incorrectly
      points to its app-install-data desktop file rather than its installed
      desktop file (LP: #999427)
    - fix bug where an application's icon remains in the Unity launcher after
      the corresponding application has been uninstalled (LP: #981488)
    - fix bug where the Unity launcher fails to auto-hide after installation
      of a for-purchase item (LP: #1002440)
    - fix bug where items in the "Independent" section are not being added
      to the Unity launcher (LP: #1012877)
  * lp:~gary-lasker/software-center/tech-items-to-launcher-fix-lp1006483:
    - don't add an item to the launcher if its desktop file specifies
      NoDisplay=true (LP: #1006483)
  * lp:~gary-lasker/software-center/launcher-integration-unit-tests:
   - additional unit tests to round out the suite for the Unity
     launcher integration feature
  * lp:~gary-lasker/software-center/fix-lp969907-for-5.2:
    - fix race condition in _app_activated_cb() (LP: #969907)
 -- Michael Vogt <email address hidden> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 16:38:04 +0200

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu Precise):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

The verification of this Stable Release Update has completed successfully and the package has now been released to -updates. Subsequently, the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team is being unsubscribed and will not receive messages about this bug report. In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug using ubuntu-bug and tag the bug report regression-update so we can easily find any regresssions.

Tobias Bannert (toba) wrote :

Ubuntu 12.10 Gnome 3.6.?

Unreadable text with adwaita theme in dark mode.

I do not know how to ad quantal. There is not the bug fixed.

Alfagulf (alfagulf) wrote :

I am using Ubuntu 15.10 and I am getting this problem when Adwaita theme is selected.
I I change the theme to Ambiance then the text in Software Center is readable whoever I loose the ability to re-size some windows like Nautilus and Tweaks using the mouse.

I am using nvidia binary driver ver. 340.93.

Please note that when I install and select Greybird theme, then both problems are solved.

May be I am not installing all Gnome packages, I am using both Unity and Gnome, I do prefer Gnome however.
How do I check if all Gnome packages are installed?

Thanks

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